Remains of the Day. (of Lady Rockinghams Camellia House)
In 1738 it was an orangery with a tea room created for Lady Rockingham, wife of the 1st Marquess, to entertain her guests. It became a Camellia House when the 2nd Marquess became one of the earliest English collectors of blooms being brought in from China and Japan Though now a shell, the building still houses some of the oldest and rarest camellias in the Western world & it is planned to restore the house to its original purpose as a Cafe. The Camellias will have pride of place in the new cafe.
About the Artist
I’m just a hobbyist painter really. No lengthy palmares just a couple of shows with my local club. After a lifetime in Production, Health & Safety & Environmental Management I retired from full time employment to while away the hours doing exactly,……. well…….. what I choose to do. The transfer…View full profile